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Abe Waddington      

Full name Abraham Waddington

Born February 4, 1893, Clayton, Thornton, Yorkshire

Died October 28, 1959, Throxenby, Scarborough, Yorkshire (aged 66 years 266 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Also known as Abram Waddington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Abraham Waddington
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 16 7 4.00 55 29.09 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 266 265 69 2527 114 12.89 1 4 232 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 276 119 1 1/35 1/88 119.00 2.58 276.0 0 0 0
First-class 266 39842 16833 852 8/34 19.75 2.53 46.7 51 10
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 17-22, 1920 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 11-16, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1919-1927
Profile

The Great War robbed Abe Waddington of his early years, but he took 100 wickets in his first season (1919) at the age of 26, a feat he repeated in five of the following eight summers. His bowling - he was a left-arm seamer who could swing and seam the ball - was instrumental in Yorkshire's five Championship titles in that time. He toured Australia under Johnny Douglas in 1920-21, achieving little in his two Tests but topping the first-class averages. He was a sound close fielder and a capable tailender - his only first-class hundred (114 against Worcestershire) came in his final season. Away from cricket, Waddington was a good allround sportsman, and he played in goal for Bradford City and Halifax Town.
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1923

Abe Waddington

Abe Waddington

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